County population in 2012: 17,010 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 18,419 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,452 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,190 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,875 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,724 (it was 1,402 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 566 sq. mi. Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brunswick County: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.9%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Retail trade (11.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $435 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $440 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 41.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brunswick County is $428 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $499 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Brunswick County: Phipps Store (A), Smoky Ordinary (B), Masons Mill (C), Oak Corner (D), Charlie Hope (E), Warrens Store (F), Rocky Ford (G), Central Life Saving and Rescue Squad (H), Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Squad (I), Ebony Volunteer Fire Department (J), Virginia Department of Forestry Brunswick County (K), Brunswick Correctional Center Fire Department (L), Triplet Volunteer Fire Department (M), Gasburg Volunteer Fire Department (N), Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Brunswick County include: Popular Mount Church (A), Prospect Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Reedy Creek Church (D), Rising Star Church (E), Rock Church (F), Bethany Church (G), Rocky Run Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Stainback Cemetery (1), Stewart Cemetery (2), Taylor Cemetery (3), Bishop Cemetery (4), Bragg Cemetery (5), Trinity Cemetery (6), Vaughan Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Camp Pickett Lake 3500 (A), Harrisons Pond (B), Flatrock Pond (C), Brunswick County Lake (D), Brunswick County Pond (E), Nottoway Reservoir (F), Masons Mill Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Wildcat Creek (B), White Oak Creek (C), Whit Branch (D), Waqua Creek (E), Totaro Creek (F), Tea Branch (G), Tanyard Branch (H), Tain Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 237 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,935 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $407.17 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.02% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.80% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,777 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.84% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.20% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,071 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.79% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.09 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.62% Corn for grain: 576 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 865 harvested acres Upland cotton: 477 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 4340 harvested acres Vegetables: 12 harvested acres Land in orchards: 11 acres
Brunswick County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/28/1988, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person
Brunswick County-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from the county center On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the county center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from Brunswick County center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Drought, Incident Period: July 23, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3046): July 23, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3046, Natural disaster type: Drought
Virginia Drought, Incident Period: October 15, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3018): October 15, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3018, Natural disaster type: Drought
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Births per 1000 population in Brunswick County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Brunswick County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brunswick County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,121 (2,516 aged, 605 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998.880 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 987.720 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.58
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 5.98 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 27.9
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.58
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 12,784 (2,531 male householders, 1,709 female householders)
2,666 spouses, 4,144 children (3,843 natural, 106 adopted, 195 stepchildren), 657 grandchildren, 194 brothers or sisters, 152 parents, 253 other relatives, 407 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,466 (1,014 male householders (861 living alone)), 1,112 female householders (996 living alone)), 340 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 2,184 (1,847 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,965 2-persons, 1,088 3-persons, 663 4-persons, 327 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.
97.9% of residents of Brunswick County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $103,453,000 ($5686 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $3,323,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,537,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,908,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $914,000 Federal grants: $22,202,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,062,000 ($367,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,830,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,937,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,407,000 Federal Government insurance: $7,519,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
55 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +71
+4 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -425
-24 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Brunswick County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.40 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 52
2000 to 2004: 462
1990 to 1999: 1,350
1980 to 1989: 1,243
1970 to 1979: 1,593
1960 to 1969: 1,129
1950 to 1959: 911
1940 to 1949: 304
1939 or earlier: 878
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brunswick County, Virginia
59% of Brunswick County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13668
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brunswick County